If you are past the half century mark and from Comanche, Texas, you will remember Lawrence Steak House that stood where today would be the west end of Brookshire’s Grocery parking lot…right near the pump that I use today to buy my gas. My Aunt Vesta’s big old house used to stand directly across the street to the west of the steak house at 500 West Central Street.
I don’t remember ever eating Mr. Lawrence’s chili, but Missy Jones says that it is the “best chili ever” and today, about 150 people agreed with her when the Comanche Historical Museum board members served that very chili to its guests! If you happen to have a photo of the old steakhouse, I would love to see it.
4 Pounds Chili Meat
2 Tablespoons Paprika
4 Tablespoons Chili Powder
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 Teaspoon Comino Seeds, roasted
1. Brown meat and onion, being careful not to get the meat too dark.
2. Add water and seasonings.
3. Simmer, stirring often.